SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 10, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Resilience, providing comprehensive insurance coverage and patented cybersecurity tools to protect mid-market companies, has strengthened its underwriting team with the addition of two industry veterans. Kevin McGowan (Vice President) and Mike Shannon (Assistant Vice President) both Cyber Underwriters join Resilience. By growing its team of senior cyber insurance experts, Resilience is enhancing the services and solutions it delivers to clients with McGowan in the Midwest and Shannon in the Southeast.
McGowan joins Resilience from Beazley in Chicago where he served as Co-Chair of the carrier's Global Cyber and Tech Large Risk Group – setting the underwriting strategy for their Cyber and E&O business. He was responsible for underwriting and managing the company's most complex cyber risk placements in the US.
Shannon joins Resilience from AXA XL in Atlanta where he served as a Senior Underwriter in their Cyber and Technology E&O practice. During his tenure, Shannon oversaw the carrier's cyber middle market business across the Southeast Region of the United States. Prior to his role with AXA XL, Shannon was a Cyber and Professional Liability Underwriter with AIG.
"We continue to attract strong insurance talent who recognize the need for a broader approach to writing cyber," said CJ Pruzinsky, Chief Underwriting Officer of Resilience. "It has to go beyond the tried and true that has worked for years for most lines of coverage – and in Kevin McGowan and Mike Shannon we've got two professionals who embrace the combination of security with insurance that we're bringing to the market."
McGowan will be based in Resilience's Chicago offices and Shannon will be based in the firm's Atlanta office.
Resilience provides comprehensive insurance coverage and patented cybersecurity tools to protect mid-market companies. By bringing together security, insurance, and recovery, Resilience goes beyond risk transfer to help clients become cyber resilient. Resilience Insurance, the cyber program manager of Intact Insurance Specialty Solutions – rated A+ by A.M. Best – leverages Cyber Meteorology, a proprietary data-driven risk analytics platform, to provide highly targeted coverage and allowing for a superior claims experience. Resilience is backed by Lightspeed Venture Partners, Founders Fund, CRV, Intact Ventures, UL Ventures and John Thompson, Chairman of Microsoft. For more information, visit www.resilienceinsurance.com and follow us on Twitter and LinkedIn.